Centre for Death & Society

Death Online


Principal Investigator: Tony Walter


Project Rationale and Aims

Tony Walter has produced several publications on how digital media shape twenty first century dying, disposal and mourning.


  • (2016) (with Duncan Sayer) ‘Digging the Dead in a Digital Media Age’, in H.Williams & M.Giles, eds. Archaeologists and the Dead: Mortuary Archaeology and Contemporary Society, Oxford: Oxford University Press pp.367-395.
  • (2015) ‘Communication media and the dead: from the Stone Age to Facebook’, Mortality, 20(3): 215-232.
  • (2015) New mourners, old mourners: Online memorial culture as a chapter in the history of mourning, Review of Hypermedia & New Media, 21(1,2). doi: 10.1080/13614568.2014.983555
  • (2011-12) (T. Walter, R. Hourizi, W. Moncur, S. Pitsillides) Does the internet change how we die and mourn? An overview. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, 64(4), 275-302

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Find out more about this project

Name: Prof Tony Walter
Title: Honorary Professor
Department: Dept of Social and Policy Sciences
E-mail: j.a.walter@bath.ac.uk